Starting with build 2013.1043, on iOS, Android, Mac and Windows, we are rolling out new functionality within our network api. Network functions like download, request have been enhanced with new functionality.
The current Corona Daily Build is now 1041. And we’ve been doing a lot to make Corona the best cross-platform engine out there. Lots of items on iOS and Android that we’ve knocked out.
It’s here! We rewrote Corona’s widget library from the ground up and it’s now available in Daily Build 1034.
(Side note: There was a little snafu with the 1034’s Daily Build API docs. It’s now fixed!)
The most important thing we did was decide to start from scratch in order to build a stable, rock-solid foundation. It’s much easier to extend, has better error handling, and is more maintainable.
In the past month, we’ve been focusing Corona Daily Builds on lots of small details, and in particular, what I call invisible issues. These are the kinds of things that don’t make sense to address in the short-term, but are vital to the long-term health of the platform.
One such invisible issue has been Android permissions, or more precisely, the default permissions.
We’re excited to announce a new feature request/feedback tool that will help us be more responsive to the needs of Corona developers.
Working with “time” in any programming language can be confusing to programmers. Furthermore, it’s not always obvious what the time and date functions mean and how they behave. This week’s tutorial discusses some of these issues and shows you how to work with things like date calculations, time zones, and date formatting.
This week’s tutorial steps you through some advanced tactics involving multi-element physics bodies. Mutli-element bodies possess some valuable traits that joint-assembled bodies don’t — but they also present some quirks and hurdles. Learn how to work around some of those in your physics-based apps!
We are excited to announce that Corona Geek is coming into the Corona Labs fold! Join us in today’s Google+ Hangout to learn more.
Mathias Gruber is the founder of Yet Another App Company and the developer of Block Struggle. Developed in just a few months with Corona SDK, the cross-platform game secured Mathias several recognitions at the Danish App Awards 2012, as a winner of the “Independent Developer” category and the “Aller Innovation Prize,” from the largest media publisher in Scandinavia.
Christmas came early for many Corona SDK developers! The team was very busy last week with a bunch of check-ins that rolled out to daily builds. There are many new features for you to explore, including native Twitter support (iOS 5 and 6), iAds support, and the much-anticipated Android push notifications. Please read about all of the holiday gifts that Corona has delivered today, and how to get started with push notifications in Android!